September 29, 2009
What a find
I came across this book by chance, looking for information of my maternal grandfather E J Ollonqvist, a wholesale dealer in Groceries and Drapery in Vasa. He died before I was born, but my mother has spoken of many of the Finnish firms mentioned in this book when I was a small child. It is fascinating to read in detail about the firms, how they were started and who founded them and managed them. You also get a great insight to Finland during that time supported by great photographs.